Prince Harry, Duchess of Sussex Meghan mark Commonwealth Day with Canadians
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and Britain's Prince Harry leave after attending the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day in London, Monday, March 11, 2019. Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth - a global network of 53 countries and almost 2.4 billion people, a third of the world's population, of whom 60 percent are under 30 years old. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, March 11, 2019 5:21PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, March 11, 2019 5:22PM EDT
LONDON -- Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, marked Commonwealth Day by meeting with Canadians in London.
Posts on the official Kensington Palace social media accounts showed the two at an event at Canada House.
The posts said they were "celebrating the diverse community of Canadians living around the U.K."
They met with children as well as young Canadians working in fashion, the arts, business and academia.
They also helped in "the Canadian spring tradition" of making maple taffy by pouring hot syrup on trays of snow.
Meghan, who lived in Toronto while acting on the series "Suits" and is expecting the couple's first child in April, wore a green coat by Montreal-born designer Erdem Moralioglu and gold earrings from Maison Birks.
Royal watchers waved Canadians flags while Mounties stood outside Monday's event at the office of the High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom.